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BLT Dip (Hot BLT Dip)

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posted: 09/20/23

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BLT Dip is an easy to make crowd pleaser. Make this last minute dip any time you are entertaining and watch it disappear!

Love this but want a cold version? Try this BLT Dip recipe.

overhead view of blt dip in an oval ceramic baking dish on a wood board with round crackers around it

Appetizers are my very favorite food group. I could make whole meals out of them, and if I’m going to be honest with you, I totally have. In this BLT Dip recipe, we are taking super easy ingredients, and then baking them to make a dip that replicates a BLT sandwich. Your guests will absolutely love this hot dip recipe.

How to Make BLT Dip

This is a brief overview to show you how easy this dip recipe is. For the full recipe with all of the measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Make the creamy filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sour cream, mayonnaise and room temperature cream cheese.
  2. Add the seasonings and other ingredients. Beat in the onion powder and garlic powder. Stir in the cooked bacon, green onions, and tomato.
  3. Bake the dip. As mentioned, this is a hot BLT Dip, so we are going to pop this in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Finish off the dip. Remove from the oven and top with remaining lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon pieces. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
pulled back view of a red ceramic baking dish filled with blt dip recipe, topped with chopped tomatoes and lettuce, with whole tomatoes in the background

Reduced Fat

You might notice in the recipe card that I used both low fat sour cream and mayonnaise in this recipe while keeping the cream cheese full fat. I love swapping in lower fat ingredients for regular. In the case of sour cream and mayonnaise, they don’t add any weird ingredients to make it low fat, it’s just less fat and calories for a a delicious ingredient. In the case of the cream cheese, I find that lower fat isn’t worth it. The consistency is too different. Try it with my lower fat swaps, I don’t think you’ll even miss the extra fat.

Making Bacon in the Air Fryer

One easy way to cut down on time for this recipe is to make the bacon in the air fryer. It’s the only way I like to cook it now. It contains the grease really well, while cooking the bacon perfectly. I normally prefer to dice bacon before cooking, but in the case of making it in the air fryer, the ease of making it makes it worth swapping the sets.

Air Fryer Bacon

Air Fryer Bacon is so easy to make! No splatter of grease and no bacon cooking in fat. You will never make bacon another way again!
Overhead photo of cooked strips of bacon in air fryer basket for air fryer bacon.
up close view of a hand holding a round cracker that has been dipped in blt dip

Making Ahead of Time

You can make the mixture for this recipe ahead of time, with one change.

Make it up to the point where you are stirring in the fresh ingredients. Stir in all of the bacon (not saving any for serving on top), but then stop. Transfer to an airtight container and store for up to two days.

When you are ready to serve, take it out of the refrigerator, give it a good stir and then stir in the green onions and tomatoes. Bake as directed.


I love serving this recipe with a sturdy cracker, pretzel flats, or tortilla chips. You can even eat it with vegetables! This dip makes four cups, which is a great amount for a small get together, and still perfect for a big party with lots of other appetizers.

If you have guests with specific dietary needs, here are some great things to keep in mind:

  • Gluten free: This BLT Dip is gluten free, so it is a great dip for those with that dietary need. Just be sure to serve it with gluten free crackers. I love Nut Thins for that.
  • Low carb and Keto: This recipe is also Keto friendly! If you have guests coming over that are following a low carb diet, serving this with cucumber slices is a great idea.
up close of a ceramic baking dish with a creamy hot dip recipe topped with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, with part of the dip missing

Other Great Party Dips

If you want to put out a full dip spread at your next party, here are some other great ones:

If you make this BLT Dip recipe or any of my other recipes, drop me a comment! I love hearing from you!

overhead view of blt dip in an oval ceramic baking dish on a wood board with round crackers around it
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Serves: 16 servings
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
BLT Dip is an easy to make crowd pleaser. Make this last minute dip any time you are entertaining and watch it disappear!


  • 1 pound bacon diced and cooked until crisp
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used reduced fat)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I used light)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tomato seeds removed and diced (see note)
  • 3 green onions sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 or 3 leaves Romaine lettuce chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook the diced bacon until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the skillet, transfer to a paper towel lined plate, and set aside.
    1 pound bacon
  • In a large bowl, use a hand held mixter to beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Add the onion powder and garlic powder and beat in.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Reserve about 1/4 cup of bacon and set aside. Reserve about 1/4 cup of diced tomatos and set aside.
    1 tomato
  • Stir the rest of the bacon, the rest of the tomoatoes, all of the shredded cheese and all of the green onions into the cream cheese mixture.
    3 green onions
  • Transfer the mixture to a 2 quart baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.
    1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese
  • Top with the reserved bacon, tomatoes, and diced lettuce. Serve with chips or crackers.
    2 or 3 leaves Romaine lettuce


I didn’t want the excess moisture of the tomato seeds in this dip. However, I did want the flavor that they contain. I compromised by using cherry tomatoes on top and the rest of the tomato in the dip. If you don’t want to buy both, just go with the whole seeded tomato in the dip.
Serving: 0.25cup Calories: 304kcal (15%) Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) Protein: 8g (16%) Fat: 28g (43%) Saturated Fat: 10g (63%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 64mg (21%) Sodium: 649mg (28%) Potassium: 30mg (1%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 20IU Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) Calcium: 10mg (1%) Iron: 2mg (11%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
overhead view of blt dip in an oval ceramic baking dish on a wood board with round crackers around it

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  1. Chris Hybicki says

    How can this recipe be made as a cold dip?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t made it yet, but a friend of mine makes a cold version without the cream cheese and the cheddar cheese. I’m sure I will get around to making and publishing that version soon!

  2. Chris says

    I will be waiting to see it, Thanks.

  3. Joy Elliott says

    So , what is the cold version of this recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t published it yet, but I will link it here when I do.

  4. Ginger says

    This recipe sounds delicious and am going to make it for our game afternoon!! I also would love to have the recipe of the cold version without the cream cheese and the cheddar cheese as my daughter has allergies relating to the cheeses and also dairy.
    Thank you

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